5:30 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena
TV: TNT Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.
G K. Walker
G G. Dragic
G-F C. Lee
G D. Wade
F J. Johnson
F M. Williams
F L. Deng
C C. Zeller
C H. Whiteside
Matchup to Watch
Kemba Walker versus Goran Dragic: With Nic Batum out with a foot strain, Walker will likely have to carry the Hornets to win a game in this playoff series.
▪ The Heat is 11-0 all-time in playoff series in which they led 2-0.
▪ The Bobcats-Hornets have yet to win a playoff game since the NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004 (0-10).
▪ Surprisingly the biggest mismatch in this series so far has been Luol Deng versus Marvin Williams, primarily because Williams has shot so poorly.
▪ The Hornets have done a decent job of drawing fouls against Heat center (and Gastonia native) Hassan Whiteside. It just hasn’t figured in the end result.
Did you know?
The Heat did a great job of reinventing itself when Chris Bosh was sidelined by ongoing blood-clot issues. Miami is playing without Bosh’s 19.1 points and 75 rebounds.